A 24 year old woman named Li Zhenghua, was
discovered by a shocked nurse trying to eat her
baby days after he was born at a local hospital in
China. The nurse saw her eating the infant’s arm
and as she made to rescue the infant, the crazed
mum refused to let the baby go. The nurse
immediately raised an alarm and called other
hospital staff who helped to rescue the baby.
According to local media reports, the attack
happened at a hospital in the city of Shenzhen in
China’s Guangdong Province. The woman had been
found on the streets heavily pregnant and in
The homeless woman, suspected to be mentally
unstable, was taken to the hospital where she gave
birth and attempted to eat her baby.
A hospital spokesman spoke to Chinese media;
“It was really shocking, the arm was badly
damaged and suffered not only heavy bruising but
bleeding as a result of the bite. Fortunately, doctors
managed to insert something to stop her closing her
teeth and then levered her jaws apart. After that
they gave her a sedative and took the baby to a
Authorities said the woman’s mother-in-law had
thrown her out on the streets despite being
pregnant after she started acting mental at home.
They say they are trying to find out why the new
mum tried to eat her baby. The baby has since
been taken into the care of the government.